Saturday, June 6, 2009

A Brief Timeout From Early America

I know our blog is focused on issues surrounding early America and the founding. However, today is an important day in American history that should be recognized. 65 years ago the Allied invasion of Normandy took place with roughly 200,000 troops involved, making it the largest amphibious invasion of all time.

Here is General Dwight D. Eisenhower's message to the brave soldiers of D-Day...65 years ago:

And here's FDR's address:


Phil Johnson said...

Like all those other world shaking events like 911 and the assassination of J.F.K., I remember the moment---precisely---when I first heard about the D-Day invasion. I was a twelve year old boy waiting with my classmates for the school door to open so we could attend our classes. I remember the exuberance that the war was surely coming to its inevitable close.

Mark D. said...

My father was at Omaha Beach -- he was 17 years old and a gunner's mate on a troop transport.

Tom Van Dyke said...
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Lindsey Shuman said...

Tom, Tom, Tom. You know we can't let that stay on here. Sorry but that only seems fair.

Tom Van Dyke said...

No prob, Lindsey, and in fact I endorse your decision. But Eddie Izzard remains one of my favorite historians.